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Research Interests

Louise's research interests include:

  • Optimal delivery mothods of pulmonary rehabilitation programmes
  • Measurement of daily activity using physical activity monitors in people with chronic repsiratory disease and long term health conditions
  • The measurement of levels occupational performance and health status and in people chronic respiratory disease and other long term health conditions
  • Impact fatigue in long term health conditions


Louise has specialised in pulmonary rehabilitation since 1998 working in both research and clinical roles at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. She completed her PhD at Leicester University in 2006 for which she investigated the effect of goal directed exercise in pulmonary rehabilitation. Louise then went on to work as a senior Pulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist and was latterly Pulmonary Rehabilitation & Nurse Specialist Services Clinical Lead for University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust from 2009 until 2014. She has published research findings investigating the delivery of pulmonary rehabilitation and has an interest in the measurement of daily activity, health status and occupational performance in chronic respiratory disease. Louise teaches undergraduate and post graduate occupational therapy students supervises post graduate research and continues to be involved in research projects involving people with COPD.

Louise is a member of British Thoracic Society Quality in Pulmonary Rehabilitation Committee and the British Thoracic Society / Royal College of Physicians/ HQIP Pulmonary Rehabilitation Audit Committee.

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Certificate, Coventry University

Doctorate, University of Leicester

… → 2006

Degree, University of Liverpool


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Research Output 2001 2018

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Open Access
Mobile Applications
Cell Phones
Qualitative Research
Health Behavior
Mobile Applications
Cell Phones
Qualitative Research
Health Behavior
Qualitative Research
Equipment and Supplies
Mobile Applications
Cell Phones

Making Waves Final Report: Evaluation of the Making Waves:RIPPLE2 Spread Project

Sewell, L., Taylor, A., Monkhouse, J., Khan, A., Fessey, V., Kerslake, M., Lord, V. & Lowton-Smith, S., 30 Apr 2018, (Submitted) 50 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Social Planning
Life Change Events
Self Care
Mental Health

Occupational Therapy and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Sewell, L., Feb 2018, Textbook of Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Clini, E., Holland, E. A., Pitta, F. & Troosters, T. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, p. 159-169 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter